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North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://www.readthemaple.com/subscribe-options/

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North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://www.readthemaple.com/subscribe-options/

    The truth about Canada's role in Afghanistan

    The truth about Canada's role in Afghanistan

    A read out of one of our recent articles, titled 'The Truth About Canada’s Involvement in Afghanistan,' written by Mitchell Thompson.

    The piece explains: "2022 marks 21 years since Canada joined the U.S.-led War on Terror, and one year since the last U.S. troops exited Afghanistan. Today, a review of first-hand accounts authored by those involved in the operation dispels myths about the “humanitarian” nature of the war and occupation."

    The article was read out by The Maple's managing editor, Alex Cosh.

    Read the original article here.

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    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 20 min
    The monarchy's imperialist legacy w/Chuka Ejeckam

    The monarchy's imperialist legacy w/Chuka Ejeckam

    In the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's passing, we spoke to policy analyst and writer Chuka Ejeckam about the bloody imperialist legacy that the monarchy represents. We also discuss some of the bizarre reactions to the queen's death in the UK and Canada, the case for why the monarchy should be replaced with a democratic alternative, and some of the obstacles that stand in the way of advancing such a project.

    Follow Chuka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChukaEjeckam

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    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 40 min
    The 'quiet quitting' phenomenon w/Adam D.K. King

    The 'quiet quitting' phenomenon w/Adam D.K. King

    We spoke to labour researcher Adam D.K. King about the causes behind the so-called "quiet quitting" phenomenon, what it means, the responses from the managerial class, and what this apparent trend could mean for advancing worker solidarity and labour rights in the long term.

    Read Adam's recent piece for Passage on "quiet quitting" here: https://readpassage.com/dont-write-off-the-quiet-quitting-trend-just-yet/

    Sign up for Adam's newsletter, Class Struggle, here: https://readpassage.com/newsletter/class-struggle/

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    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 32 min
    UCP leadership race w/Jeremy Appel and Stephen Magusiak

    UCP leadership race w/Jeremy Appel and Stephen Magusiak

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    In this week's early-release episode, we spoke to Maple contributor Jeremy Appel and PressProgress reporter Stephen Magusiak in Calgary, Alberta about the UCP leadership race, whether any candidate can beat frontrunner Danielle Smith, and how the Alberta NDP might respond to a Smith premiership. We also talk about Smith's political history, and some of the policies she might try to implement if she wins the leadership.

    Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyAppel1025

    Follow Stephen on Twitter: @Magusiak

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 31 min
    Socialism for Vancouver City Hall? w/Sean Orr

    Socialism for Vancouver City Hall? w/Sean Orr

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    This week, we spoke to Sean Orr, who is running for Vancouver City Council with Vote Socialist, a new organization that commits to restitution for Indigenous nations, promoting safe and affordable housing as a human right, making the rich pay their fair share for public services, and to defunding and disarming the police. We talk about why this new group was launched, how Sean's personal experiences inspired him to run for office, and how he would implement change as a lone Vote Socialist councillor.

    Follow Sean on Twitter: @seanorr

    Read Sean's column, "Tea and Two Slices": https://scoutmagazine.ca/column/tea-and-two-slices/

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 32 min
    Defending public healthcare in Ontario w/Dr. Amit Arya

    Defending public healthcare in Ontario w/Dr. Amit Arya

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    This week, we spoke to Dr. Amit Arya - a palliative care physician, board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, and advocate for those who live and work in the long-term care sector - about the Doug Ford government's plans to further privatize Ontario's public health system, and how this will impact health workers and patients. We also talk about better solutions to the provincial health system's current crisis.

    Follow Amit on Twitter: @AmitAryaMD

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 34 min

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